"Age and Gender Dimensions of Migrant Detention in the European Union"
Presentation Abstract By
Dr. Iuliia Hoban
"The presentation will explore the issue of the detention of migrants in the European Union (EU) through the lenses of age and gender. Vulnerable populations, such as children, who encumber on the migration routes, are often at higher risk of marginalization and human rights violations. While there is a robust EU legal regime to provide unaccompanied minors, who face detention, with multiple levels of protection, there is a difference in the implementation of legal principles across the EU member-states. The presentation examines some possible explanations of this variation such as public opinion, geographic and political specificities within individual member states. The types of persecution and challenges that children face on the migration journeys are also gendered in nature. The presentation discusses some similarities and differences experiences that boys and girls face through their migration journeys. I conclude with a consideration of possible policy recommendation on the treatment of unaccompanied minors in detention."1  
Keynote Presentation Speaker    Center for Gender Studies    Political Science